International Journal of Communication Systems

Editor-in-Chief: Mohammad S. Obaidat


Special Issue on Dynamic Intelligence Towards Smart and Green World

Theme and Scope

The ever-growing next generation communication technologies provide Dynamic Intelligence (DI) and play an increasingly critical role in all aspects of our lives.  Following ubiquitous computing, sensors, e-tags, networks, information, services, etc., is a road towards a smart world created on both cyberspaces and real spaces.  On the other hand, with dramatically increasing demand on computing and storage systems, IT infrastructures have been scaled tremendously which results in huge amount of energy consumption, heat dissemination, greenhouse emission and even part of climate change. As such, green computing has come to the picture seeking solutions for computing and IT infrastructures to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.  Despite a wide body of research and development effort, ensuring the communications of cyberspaces and real spaces, how to make things, environments and world smart and green remains an open challenge.

This special issue aims to foster the dissemination of high quality research in ideas, methods, theories, techniques in the area of DI towards smart and green world.  In particular, the special issue is to showcase the most recent developments and research in the DI field.  This special issue is closely related to environment-centric computing ideology which focuses on placing environment in the center of computing.  Original and research articles are solicited in all aspects of including theoretical studies, practical applications, new communication technology and experimental prototypes. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of both their quality and their relevance to the theme of this special issue.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

-        Modeling, Semantics and Protocols for dynamic intelligence

-        Automated and adapted services for dynamic intelligence

-        Agent technology for dynamic intelligence

-        Sensor, Ad Hoc, Mesh & P2P Networks

-        Intelligent Services and Architectures

-        Agents, Swarm and Context-aware Systems

-        Nature-inspired Intelligent Systems

-        Smart Shop, Hospital, Campus, City, etc.

-        Smart Vehicle, Road, Traffic & Transportation

-        Pervasive/Ubiquitous Media and Services

-        Smart Appliances and Wearable Devices

-        Smart Object OS and Programming

-        Other Intelligent/Smart Applications

-        Energy harvesting, storage and recycling

-        Life-cycle analysis of IT equipments

-        Power-aware software and hardware

-        Power-aware algorithms and protocols

-        Practice of ubiquitous communications for dynamic intelligence

-        Emotional, Ethical and Psychological Factors

Instructions for Manuscripts

This special issue intends to give an intelligence-oriented original overview of the state-of-the-art of problems and solution guidelines emerging in the green and intelligent computing areas, thus completing the panorama of current ubiquitous computing and communication research efforts.  Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere.  Papers, which have appeared previously in conference proceedings, could be submitted to this special issue if they are substantially revised or improved and extended from their earlier versions with at least 50% new materials or results to comply with the copyright regulations.  Submissions must be directly sent via the IJCS submission web site at


Please select   ** Special Issue: Dynamic Intelligence Smart / Green World **  as manuscript type during step 1 of the submission process.


Paper submissions must conform to the layout and format guidelines in international journal of communication systems.  Instructions for Contributors are in:


Important Dates

Manuscript Due:                                                                                  February 20, 2013

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision:                          April 20, 2013

Revised manuscript due:                                                                   June 15, 2013

Final Manuscript Due:                                                                        July 15, 2013

Guest Editors

Ching-Hsien (Robert) Hsu

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chung Hua University, Taiwan



Prof. Laurence T. Yang

Department of Computer Science

St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada



Prof. Chunming Rong

Center of IP-based Services Innovation

University of Stavanger, Norway



Dr. Lydia Y. Chen

IBM Research

Zurich Laboratory, Switzerland